Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo

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#3 of 7 in Neighborhoods in Uruguay
Located at the tip of a small peninsula protruding out of Montevideo, Ciudad Vieja, the historical center of the city, bustles with activity and houses a fascinating blend of modern and old architecture. The neighborhood also contains the city's port, an excellent open-air market, and several museums. You can find some of the best nightlife in the Uruguayan capital here, as young Montevideans flock to the center to party the night away. Arrange to visit Ciudad Vieja and other attractions in Montevideo using our Montevideo travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Rico location in historic monuments, great for pictures and well policed. I felt safe there. I liked very much!
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  • August 15, 2017
    Its cobblestone streets, its old buildings, its pedestrian, its squares and its music make it an attractive place to visit. I went not recommended Saturday night and Sunday, all closed peo just enjoyed the peace of mind that there was no one. I left wanting to see business and a coffee at its flagship bar.
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  • August 15, 2017
    It is preferable not to walk through the old city Sunday, because there are no sellers and practically everything is closed, except for some local craft near the Mercado del Puerto
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